Giveaway: $100 Kohl’s Gift Card!

Recently, Kohl’s sent info about their new marketing campaign, “Shop to Win,” featuring three world-class athletes – Dara Torres, Mia Hamm and Lindsey Vonn.

The campaign is pretty cool – it embodies the emotions an athlete feels during competition – the surge of adrenaline, the thrill of victory and the rush of accomplishment.

As I was reading about this, it reminded me of SOME OTHER EXPERIENCE involving competition, adrenaline, victory, and, obviously, accomplishment – and by that, I mean SHOPPING.

I suppose Kohl’s felt the same way, because currently Kohl’s has a nationwide “Hauls of Fame” contest on Facebook, encouraging consumers to shop to win and brag about the great values they’re getting at Kohl’s.

And if you’re wondering what an iconic athlete would buy at Kohl’s, you can see haul videos created by Dara, Mia, and Lindsey on their Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/kohls under the Hauls of Fame Contest tab). It’s actually rather interesting!

How the Kohl’s “Hauls of Fame” contest works:

  • Entrants upload their haul videos or photos to the Kohl’s Facebook page; customers then vote on other uploaded haul videos or photos (public voting will count as part of the final score), and then each week of the promotion, five winners will receive a $500 Kohl’s gift card. How easy is that??? Like you wouldn’t want to share your amazing bargain haul ANYWAY.

Just for fun, Kohl’s sent me a $100 gift card, to see what I could achieve with a mini just-for-fun haul of my own! And I did!!! Check out ALL I GOT FOR $100!!

Barista Prima Coffeehouse Italian Roast Coffee – 18-pk. $13.99
Barista Prima Coffeehouse House Blend – 18-pk. $13.99
Melonie Georgette Satin Dress in Black $40.00 (no longer available)
SO Solid Ribbed Racerback Tank — Bright Rose $4.99
SO Solid Ribbed Racerback Tank — Black $4.99
LC Lauren Conrad Bow Pleated Chrysanthemum Ponte Dress$38.40

As you can see, my theme was representative of my life — coffee and comfy clothes by day, and cocktail parties by night!

This ALL came to about $115 – but after my 20% coupon, it was under $100 – which means I now have a bit of a head start on savings for my next order!

Lets see how you can do: I was given another $100 gift card to give to one reader. To have your chance to win, please visit the site and tell me what you would spend your $100 on! Deadline to enter is May 8.

Disclaimer: Kohl’s provided me with a gift card of my own, and one to give to a reader – however everything in this post (and what I decided to buy) was my own thoughts!


  1. supriya

    I’ve been needing new bedding for our room, I would spend it on that!! :)

  2. Vikki parman

    I would purchase some new towels and a bath rug. Kohl’s has such a good selection of home goods.

  3. Ashley

    I’d spend the giftcard on shoes for me and my daughter, as well as new bedding for her room!

  4. Bonnie

    I would buy stuffed toys to give to our police department to give to children when they go on domestic violence calls. Kohls has very nice stuffed animals

  5. Alicia

    Need to purchase clothes for my job.

  6. Margaret Smith

    My husband just got done painting our sons bedroom today and I’d love to get them some new bedding, like blue sheets and blue comforters.
    Thanks so much.

  7. jeannine m

    I would get…
    AB Studio Zigzag Shift Dress
    Dearfoams Sweetheart Pajama Set
    and SONOMA life + style® Straight-Leg Jeans – Boys’ 4-7x

  8. sarah

    I might get the Bissell Zing Bagged Canister Vacuum

  9. Mami2jcn

    I would get the 212 Collection Solid A-Line Skirt (because my husband complains I don’t ever wear skirts), the Croft & Barrow® Embroidered Top in green blue slate, and the Simply Vera Vera Wang Platform Wedge Sandals (love those!).

    Thanks for the chance!

  10. Susan P.

    I would get the Keurig Mini-plus Personal Coffee Brewer for $99 and 3 different colors of Croft & Barrow Solid Essential Tees at $5.99 and use my 20% discount.

  11. Nancy H

    Sonicare E Series 3 Pk Standard Tooth Brush Heads 45.99
    Mudd Cowboy Floppy Straw Hat, Natural Sale 12.99
    Sonoma Life & Style Lounge Chair Cover Sale 16.99
    Relic Eisley Floral Mini Cross Body Bag Sale 20.90

    Leaves me 3.13 for next shopping trip or maybe a candy bar in the store for the ride home!


    we r trying to paint and change up the house, so i would buy new shower curtain. new towels, sheets. socks
    stuff i really want and need

  13. Donna F.

    I would buy some Home Classics Shalimar striped towels.

  14. Ann Fantom

    I would buy my daughter a pair of dress shoes and a pair of sneakers

  15. Linda A

    A new set of pots

  16. linda

    dd saw this – and said if I won it I would have to get her as many Lauren Conrad dresses as I can with $100….there are ab lot of chiffony ones she is droolimg over.

  17. Hannaeh B.

    Kohl’s has so many great things! I would use the gift card to buy some things for charity such as the Carter’s Floral Knit Dresses and Chaps Solid Pique Polos !

  18. rachel b.

    some kcups and some bedding

  19. Linda S.

    I would spend the $100 on a Marika floral active top ($22.50), a Simply Vera Vera Wang Stella Colorblock Satchel ($49), and a Simply Vera Vera Wang Splatter Floral Cut-Out Scarf (about $25), with the last two items on sale, leaving a little to spare.

  20. Kim Ripley

    I would buy some new clothes for my toddler daughter. I love their children’s clothes!

  21. Marilyn Wons

    I would spend my gift card on earrings and purses!

  22. C R Williams

    I would buy a nice dress

  23. nickie

    I could use new bedding.


  24. Lisa Vigna

    I’d purchase a new swimsuit and some summer essentials. Also some colorful scarves. Scarves seem to the “it” thing, now all year round! I have to admit, as a Jersey Girl, I do enjoy a good time “down the shore”. However, this summer, I’d like to be fashionable enough to hop the Jitney and no longer be the Hamptons virgin that I currently am!! @Lavesq

  25. Jason Vaughn

    I’d buy some new ties!


  26. ravzie

    I would get the Dockers slimming shorts in every color. It would be nice to have some shorts I can actually zip this summer. One gained a little extra weight recently, ah hem.

  27. Valerie

    I am a big fan of “shopping for free” (or close to free) and love the deals you can stack at Kohl’s. Would love to see how many pieces I would be able to add to my summer wardrobe with a $100 gift card. With the amazing deals Kohl’s offers I think I would easily be able to get 10 pieces and maybe even as many as 20 with the right promotions:-)

  28. Amanda Sakovitz

    I would buy the Lauren Conrad boyfriend blazer and her floral pleated peplum top!

  29. ky2here

    I’d get some basics – socks, belts etc…

  30. Susan Smth

    I would buy some shorts and sandals for Summer.

  31. Sarah Hirsch

    I’d get the LC Lauren Conrad Butterfly Shirtdress Set ($37), LC Lauren Conrad ($17), LC Lauren Conrad Scalloped Denim Shorts ($24) and daisy fuentes® Favorite Tee ($10) + tax = fun shopping spree for under $100!

  32. Ashley C

    I’d get the Mohawk Home Shimmer Rug in graphite


  33. Adrienne gordon

    I’d get the LC Lauren Conrad Crop Faux-Leather Motorcycle Jacket

  34. Rebecca Graham

    I would buy the Home Classics Olympia Bed Set.

  35. Lily

    I would use my $100 giftcard for two SONOMA outdoors™ Antigravity Chairs which were originally $139.99 each and now on sale for $49.99 each.

  36. Claire

    I’d get the LC Lauren Conrad Crop Faux-Leather Motorcycle Jacket.

  37. kathy
  38. Brn2lisn

    Kohl’s is always my first & primarily my last stop for shopping needs. They always offer some type of Bonus Buy anywhere from 40-65% off or even better than that. If I had won the $100 GC, I would run over there today and buy essentials for the summer. They have tops/bottoms for the entire family at 40-60% off, plus for every $50 spent you get $10 Kohl cash — I would go back tomorrow and use that toward even more great bargains. I’d get my daughter a couple Tanks and Tees for $3.99 each, and 2 pairs of Bermuda shorts for $10 each. I’d get 2 Croft and Barrow short sleeved shirts for myself at $6 each, & a new pair of Capris for $19. For my husband I’d get a Polo shirt for & $10, and a pair of shorts for $15. Returning home with something for everyone for a total of $27.98 *Daughter total + $31 for my stuff + $25 for husband = $83.98 .. leaving $16.02 giving the opportunity to use it toward a new pair of thong sandals which are now on sale for $17.99 … yes I went over by $1.97 BUT remember I would also receive $20 Kohls cash to be used toward another shopping day

  39. nancy reid

    I would purchase a new yoga outfit including a sports bra, top and carpis a and body shaper to wear under my new dress.
    It would all come to 104.77!!! Woo hooo. I think I can spring for 4.77!!

    Tek Gear® Performance Yoga Capris
    sale $12.99
    Tek Gear® Floral Twist Yoga Tank
    sale $14.49
    FILA SPORT® Seamless Performance Sports Bra
    Flexees Easy-Up Strapless Body Briefer – 1256
    sale $41.30
    Apt. 9® Embellished Shift Dress
    sale $23.99

  40. Yeny

    I would totally spend it on the Rachel Ray cooking set! yestfl@hotmail.com

  41. Engineergirl

    I would love to buy a bedding set. Ours is kind of old. :) engineergirl@mail.com

  42. kathleen

    I would use the $100 to get a new bedding set or a Keurig

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  43. Celeste

    I would definitely get a few pieces from Lauren Conrad’s line — love everything!

  44. Mary Calabrese

    I’d get towels for the bathroom.

  45. Jessie C.

    I’d get LC Lauren Conrad Boyfriend Blazer, LC Lauren Conrad Peep-Toe Wedges and Rock & Republic Berlin Skinny Jeans

  46. Valerie C.

    I love:
    Chaps Floral Linen Shirt – $30
    Chaps Romantic Sportswear Scroll Broadcloth Shirt – $30
    Chaps Linen Wide-Leg Pants – $38
    and if I find a discount coupon, I would add a Simply Vera Vera Wang COSMETICS Illuminating Powder Blush to the order :)

  47. wendy wallach

    adidas Liquid High-Performance Running Shoes
    sale $58.99

    Jennifer Lopez Lilac Garden Maxi Nightgown
    sale $30.00

    New York Yankees Baseball Club Tee
    sale $25.60

    a little over but its okay!

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  48. Barbara M

    Kohl’s has a dress that I soooo want!
    Apt. 9 Floral Surplice Dress – Petite
    Thank you.

  49. Patrice

    I would buy the Black & Decker Toaster Oven, the Cuisinart Mini -Mate Plus Chopper Grinder, and the Fiesta 5 Piece Lemongrass Dinnerware Set.

  50. Tina Renee

    Elle Lace top $22.00
    LC Lauren Conrad Polka-Dot Pleated Dress $35.20
    Elle Reece Linen Pleated Wristlet $15.40
    Dana Buchman Espadrilles $28.99

  51. Betty Baez

    My oldest is growing out of clothes very quickly I would spend it on him and since theyre tops and bottoms for boys are at 6.99. Would be able to buy seven of each

  52. ellen

    My husband needs some new clothes- he is always ruining shirts and right now I know they are having some great sales!

  53. Natalie J Vandenberghe

    Because I don’t have much time to shop…I would buy just one item: the Keurig® MINI Plus Personal Coffee Brewer. It is on sale for $99.99 — so that’s perfect! Thanks for the giveaway!
    note: I really need a single-cup coffee brewer, so this would be fabulous!

  54. Emily N.

    I would probably get shoes. Maybe the Keds Champion Oxford Shoes and the Nike Dual Fusion ST 2 High-Performance Running Shoes.

  55. angie

    I’d buy some new bedding and towels.

  56. Soha Molina

    Laura Ashley Carlie 5-pc. Daybed Quilt Set

  57. coliebear

    I would get some new jeans from Vera Wang’s collection.

  58. I would buy the rachel ray pots and pans
    thanks for a great contest! Janna Johnson jannajanna@hotmail.com janna@feedyourpig on GFC

  59. Kyl Neusch

    get the Keurig Mini-plus Personal Coffee Brewer

  60. Linda Meyers-Gabbard

    I would use it to purchase my niece Stella Rosemary a walker. She is at that age. I really like this one and it has the highest review if all the walkers

    Combi® All-In-One Activity Walker
    sale $107.99

  61. Kristy Thiel

    I’d get the shark steam mop, an extra pack of steam cloths, and two packages of k-cups! Thanks for hosting!

  62. Debbie Kennedy

    I would love to get this jewelry box wall mount:
    Cherry Wall-Mount Jewelry Armoire

  63. Jessica F

    I would definitely spend it on the Lauren Conrad line! I love them!

  64. latanya

    I would get Eclips Luxury 13-pc. Bed Set.

  65. McKim

    I would get my grandson the Olive Kids™ Wild Animal Bedding Coordinates for his new bedroom with a big boy bed.

  66. Elisabeth

    If I won I would love to get the LC Lauren Conrad Floral Chiffon Caftan Top! I love it! :)

  67. Suzanne K

    I’d get some new dress slacks and new walking shoes!

  68. Holly C.

    I would buy myself a pair of Nike running shoes and a new running tee. I love Kohl’s!!

  69. Holly C.

    was I suppose to list items? I would buy-
    Nike Lunar Forever High-Performance Running Shoes $73.99
    Russell Athletic Dri-Power Semi-Fitted Capris
    original $40.00 sale $34.00

  70. Pat B

    I would get the Lichtenberg Venice Matelesse Bedspread and some wine glasses.

  71. Ashley H.

    I’d get some shorts and sandals.

  72. Pauline M

    I would get some summer clothes for both of my kids!

  73. Katharine Davis

    some boys playwear and swim ware for the summer, and this suit for me :
    Speedo Cheetah Ruched Slimming One-Piece Swimsuit

    and a few of The Big One® Cabana Beach Towel
    sale $9.99

  74. Alaine

    I’d buy a Kuerig coffee maker
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  75. Stephanie V.

    summer clothes for the kids (and hubby and I)

  76. Janice

    ok, I had a little too much fun with this :P
    ZeroXposur Solid Skirtini Bottoms sale $19.99
    FILA SPORT® Ruffle Performance Scooter sale $16.20
    Nike Colorblock Swim Separates sale $23.99
    Champion Fleece Hooded Jacket sale $28.50
    212 Collection Pleated Twill Jacket sale $17.99

    (and everything’s on sale!!!) :)

  77. Crystal F

    I would maybe get the Wrapper Floral Trapeze Dress for my daughter to wear to her bridging ceremony. thank you!!

  78. Jannie Bryant

    I would buy work clothes.

  79. Susan Chester

    I would get a couple of cute summer skirts.
    smchester at gmail dot com

  80. anna pry

    Jennifer Lopez Flutter Shirred Dress, and it’s on sale

  81. Teh Doll

    abbey dawn clothes =)
    Authentic Icon Striped Skinny Jeans


  82. Tarah

    I like the Apt. 9® Crochet Empire Slubbed Dress

  83. tamar

    I would get a lot of kids’ clothes. I have a newborn due in less than 2 weeks and a 2 year old.

    Some things I like:
    Cradle Togs Polo & Plaid Truck Shortalls Set – Baby
    First Moments® Plaid Elephant Shortalls & Polo Bodysuit Set – Baby

    Thanks :)

  84. Nicole C.

    I would buy some shoes for my daughter.

  85. joni

    I would buy towels and sheets.

  86. richard morris

    i’d like to get the Croft & Barrow Hopsack Sport Coat

  87. Julie

    I would buy my husband some polo shirts and shorts thanks

  88. Annette D

    I would buy new business casual clothes for my son who just got his first job!

  89. Heather S

    Keurig® MINI Plus Personal Coffee Brewer

  90. Robin

    I use the card on new school clothes for my son

  91. Diane Baum

    This would be wonderful some pants for my son

  92. April V.

    I’d probably get this Sag Harbor Peplum Jacket amongst other things to add to my work wardrobe which is sadly lacking at the moment.

  93. Paula Tavernie

    I would love to purchase one of their summer dresses!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  94. C.P.

    I would spend my gift card on a comfy summer dress for when I lounge by the pool with my kids this summer! I would also get them a few things too!!!

  95. Judy

    I would get AB Studio’s Abstract Shift Dress and Elle’s Ruffle Blazer

  96. Ellie W

    I would buy my little grandson some summer clothes.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  97. Lori M

    I would love to get the Madison Park Boulder Stripe 7-pc. Comforter Set for our master bedroom and with a 20-30% off Kohls coupon, it would be FANTASTIC!! Thanks for the chance :)

  98. Valerie Taylor Mabrey

    I would get the cookware from food network collection
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  99. Daniel M

    need some summer clothes

  100. Debbie C

    I would get the Pyranees Sateen Sheet Set – Queen from Kohl’s.


  101. mistysunrise

    I would buy some new cute clothes for my daughter

    itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

  102. erma

    I’d buy new shoes

  103. Gaye M

    Croft & Barrow® Fit For You Animal Swim Separates $25.
    Speedo Shirred Twist-Back Cover-Up Dress $30
    Croft & Barrow® Thong Sandals $20
    Apt. 9® Perforated Floral Metallic Flip-Flops $14
    SO® Zori Graphic Flip-Flops $3
    Plus tax

    Pretty good haul!

  104. Adrienne Bireley

    I’d get the Simply Vera Vera Wang Mixed-Media Colorblock Cardigan

  105. shawna

    I need new summer clothes badly..I haven’t bought a new outfit in three years..ugh!

  106. joseph gersch jr

    keuirg k cups

  107. christal c

    I love all the bedding . I need a new set. Not sure which one to choose though. I’m sure hubby will have a say. lol

  108. Kathleen Conner

    I would buy the Simply Vera Vera Wang Chiffon Dress for $44, and the Cooking with Calphalon® Red Enamel 11-in. Square Grill Pan for $50. With tax, that’s around $100. =)

  109. dawn0124

    I would use the GC for Kohl’s to purchase new bath towels and coordinating accessories.

  110. Julie

    I like a couple of dresses in Jennifer Lopez collection

  111. Carol F

    I would buy Home Classics® Leah Floral Quilt – Twin nad the matching sheets for my daughter who is going away to college in the fall.
    carolkfoster at comcast dot net

  112. Angela Cisco

    I would buy my oldest some shorts and t-shirts. He outfrows them so fast I cannot keep up.

  113. freebies city

    that LC Lauren Conrad Bow Pleated Ponte Dress has got my name written all over it

  114. Erica C.

    I would get:
    LC Lauren Conrad Leaf Embroidered Top – $28.00
    Lee Relaxed Straight-Leg Jeans – $29.99
    Nahui Ollin Arm Candy Baby Cakes Jolly Ranchers Candy Wrapper Wristlet – $20.00
    Candie’s Lace Push-Up Bra – $14.99

  115. jennifer

    I would choose some of the Apt. 9® Long Shag Bath Rugs in the copper color for my guest bath and perhaps a Jumping Bean new shower curtain.

  116. Christine

    sheets and pillows

  117. Laurie Emerson

    I would buy some new bedding for my 9 month old son’s crib. He has kind of hand me downs from his 3 year old sister and it would be so nice to have things in blue and for boys.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  118. Gwen B.

    I’d use the card to buy a reliable electric blanket. Mine never last beyond 5 months.

  119. Samantha

    I would get a few new dress shirts from the Candies brand.

  120. Melanie

    I need something cute to decorate my house… or some fun new toys for the kitchen… or some clothes. Aagh, do I have to decide right now? I could be a responsible parent and shop for my kids. They really need some new pants that aren’t full of holes. But before all of that, I would HAVE to buy myself some new shoes. My running shoes are so worn out they’re practically useless.

  121. hazel

    I would purchase a new purse and some fragrance!


  122. Amanda G.

    I would use it to help purchase school clothes and shoes for my children for next fall.

  123. dddiva

    I have to say I’d go for the shoes- NaturalSoul by naturalizer Demi Sandals in Turq Time & A2 by Aerosoles Taillight Wedge Sandals in Red (I’d either pay the diff or find a deal!) They are just soooooo cute.

  124. Rosey

    I would spend it on Spring/Summer clothes for our preschooler.

  125. Heather W

    I would buy something from the Lauern Conrad collection
    Lovefool827 (at) yahoo (dotcom)

  126. Betty C

    Reeboks! They have my style (Princess) and great sales price.

  127. madreblair@aol.com

    I would spend it on towels and a new shower curtain.

  128. Eileen Burke

    Okay here goes:

    Keurig® K-Cup® Portion Pack Gloria Jean’s Butter Toffee Coffee – 18-pk. $17.99

    Eddie Bauer® Shopping Cart Seat Cover $26.00

    SONOMA life + style® Boots $15.99

    SONOMA life + style® Sequined Fleece Hoodie – Baby $10.40

    Jumping Beans® Sharky Rain Boots $14.79

    SONOMA life + style® Winter Boots $13.49

    Total: $98.66

  129. clynsg

    Since I hate to shop, I would take the easy route–I need them anyhow. I would get some Playtex 18 hr bras–since they are buy 1, get 1 half off, combined with the 20% off, should do fairly well with them.

  130. Jennifer J

    I love the LC Lauren Conrad Floral Surplice Chiffon Dress. Thank you!!

  131. Lynde

    I am trying to cover all of blank wall space, so I would choose : Champagne Blossoms Floral Framed Wall Art ~I have the perfect spot for it!

  132. AEKZ2

    I’d buy my children some swimsuits. I love Kohl’s!

  133. Tonya Dean

    I need new sneakers and my daughter needs some shorts.


  134. Lisa Garner

    I would love to spend the $100 on a great summer outfit with matching shoes.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  135. Breanne

    I’d get a keurig

  136. Jennifer Thompson

    I would buy my little girl new clothes for the summer. She grows like a weed. Some items I have my eye on are:

    Jumping Bean Glitter Tanks (great price @6.99)
    Jumping Bean Bermuda Shorts (6.99)
    Sonoma Glitter Jeans (14.99)

    I would let her pick out a brand new pair of shoes, which I am certain would be the “Twinkle Toes” :D

  137. spencer

    Some new jeans for me and the family would be great!

  138. paigejagan@yahoo.com

    I would get new shoes for the kids!

  139. Sand

    I need some new summer hats and shoes!

  140. Sarah L

    Need a new swimsuit and I like this one:
    Speedo Colorblock Slimming One-Piece Swimsuit
    Thanks for the contest.

  141. Liza

    Probably on summer clothes and pjs for the kids.

  142. Barbara Long

    I would spend the gift card on the SONOMA life + style Tiki Hut Bath Accessories.


  143. Rosanne

    I like the Simply Vera Vera Wang Azure Sheet Set

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